Friday, January 07, 2011

Friday Fifty - Thanks Robin!

Around the time of my 49th birthday I was blase about turning 50. No big deal, I thought. It's just a number. Then I watched Good Morning America's short series about Robin Roberts turning 50. Listening to her talk about turning 50 and listening to the other stories they did that week changed my mind about turning 50.

I said to myself, "Self, there is nothing wrong with reaching 50 years. You need to celebrate. You need to show people being 50 is fun."

There is at least one other goal I want to accomplish in the next year or so. I want to travel to a few of my favorite childhood places. One of those places is the Minnesota State Fair. When I was growing up my oldest took me to the fair. We would be dropped at around 7 am and start the day walking through all the farm exhibits, then it was on to the exhibition buildings, a picnic lunch by the milk stand (where for 25 cents you could drink all the milk you wanted), a few more buildings to walk through before I could go on any rides. At the end of the day we went to the grand stand show. I remember seeing the Osmonds perform twice. Oh Donny . . . I think I still have a crush on you.

Do you have any special childhood adventures you would like to repeat?

Sweet P


Bev C said...

Hello Paula,
A belated Happy New Year, hope you get to journey back to childhood.
Happy days.

Lori said...

none from my childhood--but I'd love to take the vacation to the Black Hills again with our daughter when she was about 5. It was so much fun! Maybe I'll ask if we can take Mason when he gets that age.

Lisa said...

You give me inspiration. Fifty is a couple of years away and I will have to think seriously about this. It could be a visit back to Hershey PA. I went there for a family reunion in the early 70's. It is still a memory I have to this day. I may even have to post some pictures.